The friend left it in a cab, did not get it returned, logs into the T-Mobile web servers to check what the Sidekick was doing, and, lo and behold, she finds someone has used her device. The whole saga of what happened next is on the page, and it is a fairly riveting read on a number of levels besides just the story itself, like
- Learning the hard way how to handle a high-traffic website,
- Learning the hard way how forums end up working on a personal level
- Learing the hard way to handle reputation-management on the Internet (tip: don't get sucked in)
- How the cops try to game their own system to create the least amount of work for themselves, and can absolutely not stand challenges to their procedures.
It makes me wonder about how
I should have made a web-page, instead of scattering our finds amongst entries. Collected the info about his hunnies that called me, and become a media sensation. Harnessed the Internet. Instead, we let it go after getting nowhere ourselves; burglaries are really not a prosecuted crime.